The 1963 Graham's Single Harvest Tawny Port is one of the most celebrated years of the 20th century for Port – 1963. This 1963 has been aged in seasoned oak casks for just over half a century and epitomizes Graham's hallmark complexity, elegance, and balance. The wine was made from grapes grown at Graham's flagship Douro Valley vineyard in northern Portugal: Quinta dos Malvedos. This exquisite multi-layered wine is an intense, deep amber color and reveals delicate citrus aromas with hints of honeysuckle, black tea, and fennel. It is smooth as silk on the palate, showing hints of almonds and walnuts, fruitcake, and a soft toffee undertone with a slight minty edge. The finish is unctuous and long with a lingering, exquisite aftertaste. It is recommended that the wine be served lightly chilled to enjoy it at its best. Once open, the wine will keep in good condition for up to a month.
98 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"This wine comes from a legendary year for Vintage Port, so it is fascinating to see how a wine from that year that was only bottled in 2018 has fared. The answer is amazingly. It is luscious and smooth, with fabulous old wood flavors blending with the ripe caramel and acidity. This in itself will be a wine of legend." -RV, 5/1/19
96 Points - Wine Spectator
"Stylish, featuring white raisin, white sesame, white ginger and green tea notes leading off, followed by a flash of dried peach. Shows some Sherry aspects, with hazelnut and Brazil nut hints along the edges imparting texture, but this reverts to sweetness soon enough, letting the finish glide through. Drink now. 50 cases made, 20 cases imported." -JM, 3/31/19
96 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 1963 Single Harvest Tawny Port, not yet bottled when seen and set for release in 2019, is a field blend that comes in with 127 grams of residual sugar. A very different wine stylistically than the overachieving 1994, this isn't as rich in a way, but it has a few cards up its sleeve. It adds more of that wonderful complexity that great old Tawnies acquire—molasses, dark chocolate, seared caramel. It's rather fresh for the age too. It has plenty of power and fine acidity supporting the fruit as well. This is pretty beautiful. It will last indefinitely, barring cork failure. The price was not set yet." -MS, 7/19/18